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Breast Lift


Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift offered by Dr. Waitze raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening and repositioning the surrounding tissue to create a more youthful and pleasing breast contour. A breast lift can also reduce the size of areolas which have become enlarged over time.

What breast lift surgery cannot do is significantly change the size of your breasts. For this reason, breast lift surgery is often performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation or breast reduction.

Your Initial Breast Lift Consultation

You’ll need to meet with Dr. Waitze for a consultation regarding your breast lift (also called mastopexy surgery) before a date can be set for the surgery. During this, you will discuss the results you hope to achieve through the breast lift procedure.

You must be transparent with Dr. Waitze regarding your medical history, including any medical conditions that are present and any medications you are taking. Dr. Waitze will discuss the details of the surgery with you, including recovery, preparation, and any potential complications.

If you are a smoker, you may need to quit prior to the procedure. You may also need to arrange for help at home with household chores and childcare during recovery.

The Breast Lift Procedure

The mastopexy procedure starts with the surgeon marking the targeted position of the nipple. General anesthesia will then be administered.

During the procedure, Dr. Waitze will remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin, reshaping the breasts and lifting the breast tissues to the targeted location. After the breast lift is completed, the incisions will be closed with stitches, and then the breasts will be bandaged.

Breast Lift Before Photo of Breasts
Breast Lift After Photo of Breasts

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Breast Lift Recovery

After your breast lift procedure is completed, you may experience certain minor side effects such as bruising and swelling. Pain medication may also be required.

Your surgeon is likely to recommend a supportive surgical bra without underwire. This bra must be worn until your breasts recover fully.

You will need to take some time off from work to rest and recover. You will not be able to lift heavy objects or participate in other physically taxing activities for four to six weeks after surgery.

Stitches will be removed by Dr. Waitze two to three weeks after the surgery during a follow-up appointment. Once all healing is complete after your breast lift in Southbury, you will be able to see your full results.